Men gathered from eight churches, including six pastors of the Cornerstone Conference in North Carolina, Kentucky, South Carolina Conference and the National Royal Ranger’s Director for nine hours of intense training with National Director of Mission:M25, assisted by M25’s secretary. The meeting was kicked off with a fantastic meal prepared by Assistant National Director of Mission M25 and a member of the Journey Church in Siler City, NC.
Why would so many men from so many places sacrifice so much time?
It was BATTLE CRY AND KNIGHTS TRAINING weekend!
Friday night began in worship by the Worship Pastor from the Journey Church, followed by over an hour of challenge built around the call to manhood and the challenge to ‘push all the chips’ in for the Kingdom. Men were challenged to reject passivity, take responsibility for our troubled culture, take the risk and pay the price to be men who changed their world. A chip with Mission M25 on one side and Battle Cry on the other side was given to every man, then during a beautiful time of worship, men were challenged to ‘slap’ it on the table, only after prayer and counting the cost, saying, “I am all in”.
The next morning after a fantastic breakfast, men settled in for ten classes, group discussions and communion. Classes were Who Am I; What is man; A Cleansed Life; Abiding Life; Attitude; Obedience; Obedience and Personal Purity; Position in Christ; Obedience and the Tongue and Suffering on Behalf of Others.
After the men were tested, those who passed knelt before the National Director and was ‘Knighted’, with the challenge of Live Pure; Speak Truth; Right Wrongs and Follow the King. A 48” beautiful sword was presented as the man rose to his feet!
It is the prayer and hope of Mission M25 that these men will go back, train others but most of all will begin to take the issue of Kingdom Advancement very serious. The foundation of the challenge was built on the truth, this is a life and death matter, not only for hurting people but for the church and our nation.